Thank you for the tip. And yes, this issue, this dumb, dumb, DUMB issue is confined to the big publishers (EA, Activision, Ubisoft, SE), but Sony is complicit in bending the knee to their skittering overlords and allowing it. I'm GUESSING it's part of a GIVE MONEY NOW! initiative, and is being done so that people will ENGAGE in these games sooner, and thus be more likely to buy the DLC's and season passes in the games they are ENGAGING in, allowing these companies to please their gargoyle shareholders.
Bold: That's the reason. No doubt. Just really weird that it's only on PS4 and not on PS5, app, and browser.
I actually didn't check the app or the browser store.....Didn't even think to do so. I WILL TRY TO REMEMBER for the next time
So did you remember claiming through the app or browser this time?
Also, about password at checkout? You mentioned it was a hassle. Then disable it Cok!
Yes, I saw in your post that the password thing could be disabled, which is why I lead with "Thanks for the tip". :)
Didn't claim on the console this month, I was on the app. Clicked "PS Plus" in the app, and it took me to the web store. Interestingly enough, I didn't have to disable the password, and claimed the games relatively hassle-free.
Just want to mention that on the web-store the way Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is presented is pathetic. While claiming, the top, screen-filling option is to purchase the game. Yes, YES, that's why I'm here. To buy Shadow Of The Tomb Raider. It's why I clicked came to the PS Plus section. It's actually why subbed to plus almost a decade ago. To buy Shadow Of The Tomb Raider today.
Scrolling down, the next option is to try the demo. That's awesome, because it's actually something I wanted as well, but not as much to buy a digital copy!
Finally, at the bottom of the page, represented with smaller graphical icons, is my option to claim the game on Plus.
This is being done to trick people into accidentally buying the game. Kids. Idiots. The careless. Whatever. And just to clarify, this method was only used for Shadow Of The Tomb Raider. I've mentioned this tactic being used is similar ways on the console storefront. Again, only by the big publishers.